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July 2021

VOL XXV No. 2

 
All The News Thats Fit to Print
2021 'SHUG' RECAP & ANNUAL AWARDS

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Thursday, August 5th at Vinyard (River Ridge) at 9:30 AM - Ventura County regulations: Masks required indoors!
June Leaderboard
CourseSuper GrossPorter GrossNetPartnersPuttsBirdies
Westlake
2021-06-03
Troncatty65  
Stone66  
Stone51  
Vaughan
Cala
112  
Miller28  
Troncatty1/2  
Simon1/2  
Crook1/2  
Stone1  
Knickerbocker1/2  
Buenaventura
2021-06-10
Oblak75  
Giapapas84  
Lewis65  
Winship65  
Lewis
Stone
135  
Oblak29  
Oblak1  
Malmlund1  
Abraham1  
Simi Hills
2021-06-17
Oblak77  
Giapapas78  
Dodds64  
Giapapas64  
Winship
Gallagher
138  
Oblak25  
Fehrman1/2  
Oblak3  
Giapapas1/2  
Los Robles
2021-06-24
Troncatty83  
Oblak83  
Sabbe83  
Simon67  
  
Sabbe30  
Stone1  
Jacobs1  
Simon1  
Troncatty1  
38th SHUG FISHER MEMORIAL CLASSIC. . .
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LOS ROBLES GREENS G.C. - 06/24/2021 On this significant day of our amazing (would you believe!) 38th Annual celebration, this challenging course played very difficult with extremely tough pin positions, but the hardy prevailed. Each player received a welcoming Tee Prize of a $25 Gift Certificate from Dick's Sporting Goods in place of our former Golf Cap or Golf Shirt routine. Only 8 of our 22 competitors actually finished "in the money" led by Bruce Simon's $66 take fashioned from his 1st Place in Low Net, runner-up in Porter Low Gross and a solo Blind Drawn chip-in Eagle on hole #1. (Note: None of the usual Designated Birdies were deuced so their wager monies reverted to the blind drawn tweeters). Jim Sabbe earned $60 as the Porter Low Gross winner along with 1st Place in Low Putts and 2nd Low Net. Ron Troncatty tied for 1st in Super Low Gross and added his own solo Blind Birdie to pocket $42. A pair of solo Blind Birdies paid out $36 each to Jim Jacobs and Bob Stone. The Low Putts runner-up spot sent $12 to John Moskoff while $8 found Bill Lewis in Low Net 3rd and $6 rewarded Brian Oblak in that tie for Super Gross 1st Place.
AND THE WINNERS WERE. . .
WESTLAKE G.C. - 06/03/2021: We opened the official 2021-2022 Season with some spectacular
Ron Troncatty
Mr. Troncatty
scoring that produced 4 rounds in the 60's including Ron Troncatty's one-under-par 65, and seven Net scores in the 50's! Bob Stone's even par round extracted a humongous $100 from the wager pots by taking First Place in both Porter Low Gross & Low Net, ties for 2nd in both Low Putts & Low Net, and the entire Designated Birdies pot. RonTron's stunning sub-par round produced just $26 from his Super Low Gross award, a tie for 2nd Low Putts, and a 1/2 blind drawn birdie share. Marilou Miller won Low Putts and took 2nd Place in Partners to pocket $25. Gordon Crook tied for 2nd in both Super Low Gross and Low PutsPutts for an even Twenty Bucks. Joe Cala and Tom Knickerbocker each collected $19, Joey with a Partners 1st Place and Low Net 2nd, and Tom with Partners 2nd and a shared blind birdie. The Porter Low Gross runner-up spot and a Partners 1st Place sent $15 to Mark Vaughan. The final shared Blind Birdie paid out $14 to Bruce Simon. A pair of 3rd Places in Net & Partners gave Jimmy Dodds $8 and a modest $4 was all Brian Oblak could muster from his runner-up tie in Super Gross and 3rd Place tie in Partners followed by a token Two Bucks to Jim Jacobs who fortuitously was paired with Mr. Stone in the Partners category.
BUENAVENTURA G.C. - 06/10/2021: WHOOPIE!! While playing only his tenth round ever with The Group, Tom Abraham aced Hole #14 to claim the huge $600 in our "Hole-In-One" pot and end the interminable suspense since our last H.I.O. on July 26, 2012 by Sam Strangis on Westlake's former Hole #9. Tall Tom picked up an additional $36 with his solo birdie/eagle and a tie for Partners 3rd Place. Brian Oblak was the leading money winner from this day's wager pots, extracting a sizeable $111.00 for his wins in Super Low Gross & Low Putts, Partners 2nd, tie for 3rd Low Net, and a solo birdie payout. Member Qualifier Tom Malmlund also notched a solo birdie worth $34. A pair of 1st Places in Partners & Low Net earned $25 for Bill Lewis. Winner of the Porter Low Gross was Tony Giapapas who also tied for Partners 3rd to get $22. Ted Winship joined the tie for Low Net to pickup $15 while a duplicate $15 found John Moskoff taking runner-up spots in both Putts & Partners. The Porter Low Gross runner-up was Miguel Romero who was also in that 3-way tie for Partners 3rd for his $12 take. First Place in Partners paid an even Ten Bucks to Bob Stone. A pair of 3rd Place ties in Net & Partners gave $6 to Marilou Miller and the runner-up place in Super Low Gross $4 to Ron Troncatty. Two Bucks apiece was the token to Tom Knickerbocker and Pat Gallaghar for joining that cluster tied for Partners 3rd Place.
SIMI HILLS G.C. - 06/17/2021: In his tune-up for next week's Annual Bash, Brian Oblak posted a tidy 77 Gross to appropriate a large $111 from the wager pots by winning 3 Blind Drawn Birdies, a pair of First Places in Super Low Gross and Low Putts plus a Partners 3rd Place. Tony Giapapas won the Porter Low Gross, shared a Blind Birdie, and tied for Low Net to pocket $45. Craig Fehrman shared Tony's tweeter and was runner-up in Porter Gross for a $22 payout. Jimmy Dodds continued his excellence in the Low Net category once again capturing 1st Place(a tie) and a Partners 2nd Place to earn $18. Second Places in Super Gross, Partners, and Putts paid out $15 to Ron Troncatty while $14 rewarded Pat Gallagher for his Partners 1st Place and Low Net 3rd. Ted Winship joined Mr. Gallagher for the Partners win worth $8 and Marilou Miller won $3 when paired up with Mr. Oblak in Partners 3rd Place.
2020-2021 SEASON ANNUAL AWARDS. . .
This past season we scheduled 50 weekly events but actually only played 47 due to three (3) rain-outs! At our Annual Banquet we saluted the following "Best Scoring Efforts" achieved throughout the entire season:
SUPER GROSS:Jul 9Burman Deshautelle
3 under par 64 at Westlake
PORTER GROSS:Mar 4Craig Fehrman
3 over par 70 at Westlake
LOW NET:Sep 10Mike Belson
13 under par 58 at Woodley Lakes
LOW PUTTS:Jul 30Jeff Sable
26 Putts at Simi Hills
PARTNER'S NET:Oct 29Tom Knickerbocker & Marilou Miller
17 under par 117 at Westlake
Holes-in-One:NANone recorded 6/1/2020 - 5/31/2021
Personal Trophies for Most Wins in each of the four Individual Wager Categories along with the annual Bob Donner Trophy for "Most Improved Player" based on their Handicap Index improvement over the season and the prestigious Don Porter Trophy honoring our "Golfer of the Year" were presented as follows:

THE DON PORTER TROPHY
Golfer of the Year
Brian Oblak

Brian Oblak receives GOY Award
THE BOB DONNER TROPHY
Most Improved Player
Ron Troncatty

Ron Troncatty - Bob Donner Award recipient

SUPER LOW GROSS
1st Brian Oblak - 22/11
2nd Ron Troncatty - 10/15

PORTER LOW GROSS
1st Tom Knickerbocker - 11/13
2nd Bob Stone - 11/11
LOW NET
1st John Moskoff - 8//5/6
2nd Ted Winship - 5/5/3
EDDIE FIRESTONE PUTTING AWARD
1st Brian Oblak - 9/7
2nd John Moskoff - 7/3
MOTION PICTURE & TV FUND DONATION. . .
Visit MPTVF We are pleased to report that once again the Thursday Golf Group will forward our Annual Donation
Marilou Miller
Ms. Miller
to the MPTF in memory of our distinguished founder, Don Porter. Thanks to the generosity of our membership we are able to contribute the amount of $1,000 which directly supports the Motion Picture Retirement Home, Hospital, and Health Clinics. A huge debt of gratitude goes out to Marilou Miller for her dedication each and every week in conducting the MPTF Raffle which represents by far the major portion of this worthy charity and is supplemented by a portion of your Annual Dues. As we commence this new Season please be reminded of the value of your weekly $3.00 Raffle entry which contributes to such a worthy cause that is so meaningful to our Entertainment Industry oriented group. Additional thanks to Gordon Crook for his work in soliciting Venue Donations for our raffle!
GIGS N'STUFF. . .
New member, Tom Abraham of Colfax Meadows, Studio City didn't take long to make his mark
Tom Abraham
Mr. "Ace" Abraham
on The Group carding our first Ace since 2012 and collecting $600. Where did we ever get 60 players to anti-up $10? Tom was born in Albert Lee, Minnesota, settled in Northern Iowa before moving to SoCal and graduating from CSUN. He taught math in the City school system until he became principal at John Marshall H.S.. After retiring in 2007, he then took up golf and 14 years later has joined us with an 18 handicap. His and his wife, Pamela, have two sons, Brian and Gregory. Brian has been on Broadway, appearing in Harry Potter for two years until the pandemic shut down the Great White Way. To add icing to the cake, Tom became a grandfather the very day before his Hole-In-One.... FYI, the last four Aces in The Group previous to this have been on three different courses, Balboa, Simi Hills & Westlake -- And speaking of sons, Coach Jeff Jacobs dropped by to join us at Simi on his way to the USA Olympic Track & Field Trials in Eugene, Oregon -- There are two Gigs to report: Bill Lewis will be doing a short film in which he plays a crime boss, and Brian Oblak portrays a sheriff in a co-star role in For All Mankind for HBO-Max.
The new season is upon us having started on June 1st, and membership renewals are in the mail. Let's hope that everyone renews their membership and brings in someone new to fill out our roster. The more the merrier!
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